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Kitchen accessories

Kitchen accessories

Earlier in the week I shared our finished kitchen. Although I had a few reservations about choosing grey - mainly about whether it's a colour fad - I'm glad I dug my heels in and went for it. It's a fair responsibility because I knew my husband would be putting in hours and hours of work and I ...

Kitchen reveal!

Kitchen renovation reveal. Ikea Veddinge grey kitchen with wood worktop and white subway tiles

Renovating our kitchen has definitely been a labour of love. It's been seven months of labour, but we're completely in love with the outcome. As is invariably the case with DIY and renovation projects, it's all taken longer than anticipated. Our original estimated finish time was about two months ago, and although I'm calling this a ...

Blogger lunch at Mill Kitchen

Blogger lunch at Mill Kitchen, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

After enjoying the blogger walk around Bingley, we decided to make meet-ups a regular thing. So it was a sunny Sunday that Jen, Fran, Natalie and I got together again, at the Mill Kitchen in Farsley, Leeds. This time we were also joined by Nadine, another Fran and Daisy. The venue was Jen's recommendation, and what a good one ...

Weekend in the Lake District

Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK

Last week there was bad news again. The kind that makes you cry, gasp for breath and feel scared and bewildered. The kind that makes you want to run for the hills and hide out for a bit. Coincidentally, we were due a weekend in the Lake District for the Mr's birthday (and mine which was a couple of weeks ...

Trinity Kitchen 1st birthday

Street food and music at Trinity Kitchen first birthday, Trinity Leeds

You may recall how gushing I was when Trinity Kitchen first opened. Last month Trinity Leeds' street food hall celebrated its first birthday and it seemed only right to show up and wish it many happy returns. Oh, if I must also eat while there and listen to singer and 'show-woman extraordinaire' Em Brulée, so be it :) ...

Deck the Halls with Matalan

Scandi-style red and white Christmas living room

For the first time in a long time, this year I'm feeling festive long before the 23rd of December. I think it must be because, for the first time in ages, we're having Christmas at home and cooking for 10. So Christmas has become our absolute deadline for making sure the downstairs renovation is done. Our schedule is ...

Avenue 32 A/W wish list

Avenue 32 autumn winter 2014 wish list

I'm afraid that, on my budget, and with the money we're ploughing into the house, designer clothes just cannot be justified most of the time. But I always like to look and dream so when Avenue 32 asked me to compile a wish list for autumn winter, I was happy to oblige. With a good mix of ...

10 things to do this week

Home Is In The North, Manchester

1. Work out how you can get to Manchester on 15 November for Home Is In The North. You may recall I was pretty taken with the first such event, hosting independent northern interior designers, in April. I'd be going again but it's my husband's birthday and we're off on a relaxing lakeside getaway. The theme of ...

Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live 2014

As serial renovators we dream of building our own house one day. It's the next logical step for two people who rarely see a house that is already in perfect shape - inside or out - to be our ideal home (or at least one that's in budget). I'm constantly frustrated by the parodies of past architecture that ...

What I wore: pink cashmere

What I wore, pink cashmere jumper, black and white check skirt, New Balance trainers

Recently my 'go-to' outfit has mostly been my DIY and decorating clothes. But I felt my first cashmere jumper warranted documenting. Does the fact I've bought something that's made it to nearly every list of 'wardrobe staples' I've ever seen mean I've officially grown up, that my fashion tastes are fully mature? Not necessarily: I wore it ...

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